For ten years The Buddha Meditation Centre of Greater Toronto has been freely sharing the liberating teachings of the Buddha with anyone with an interest to learn. We have lots of opportunities to learn what the Buddha taught and how to practice so we can achieve happiness in this life, happiness in future lives, and ultimately achieve the perfect freedom of enlightenment.
Although Buddhism has gained popularity in mainstream culture, the opportunities to learn directly the ancient wisdom that the Buddha taught are very rare. Many people don't even know that the words of the Buddha were preserved as he taught them and faithfully passed down for us to study and apply to our lives today. By coming to our events you will get the chance to learn exactly what the Buddha taught and how to apply it to your life. As well, you will get to meet others like you who understand that lasting happiness can't be gained through material wealth.
The collection of sermons taught by the Buddha are organized into five collections called nikayas (http://mahamevnawa.ca/index.php/sutta-pitaka). From them we can learn about the qualities of the Buddha, what he realized on the night of his enlightenment, and the detailed instructions he taught for us to also experience the same happiness that he did. We can learn very clearly about the law of cause and effect that stretches beyond what is visible with an ordinary mind. As well, many of the teachings help us to solve the very ordinary problems we experience in life. For example: how to be successful in business, how to raise our children, how to maintain friendships, how to resolve disputes, and how to gain a good reputation.